Karen Friesen

Karen LaVelle Friesen, 65, died Sept. 28 in Sublimity, Ore.

Graveside services were held Oct. 2 at the Dallas Cemetery.

She was born July 30, 1941, to Levi and Bessie (DeWitt) Garrison in Volga, S.D.

On Feb. 6, 1959, she was married to Orley Friesen, who survives. Orley and Karen lived in Hillsboro until 2001, when they moved to Sublimity.

She is also survived by three sons, Orley, Daryl and Jon, all of Kansas; two daughters, Juanita Harrison of Kansas and Kimberly Wilson of Arizona; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters.

Online condolences may be sent to Cards may be sent to Orley Friesen at 345 N.E. Starr, Apt. A, Sublimity, OR 97385.

Ruth Kissel

Ruth E. (Wood) Kissel, 84, homemaker and teacher, died Oct. 1 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Elmdale Church Cemetery in Elmdale with pastor Rick Branson officiating.

She was born March 12, 1922, to Paul B. and Olive C. (Cope) Wood in Elmdale.

She is survived by two brothers, Earl Wood of Marion and Stan Wood of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; two sisters, Janet Wood of Cypress, Calif., and Pauline Ferrell of Council Grove; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with St. Luke Living Center Chapel in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

Tena Pankratz

Tena Pankratz, 92, housekeeper, died Sept. 26 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The service was held Sept. 29 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with pastor Roy Keller officiating. Burial was at Gnadenau Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.

She was born Jan. 10, 1914, to Martin J. and Mary (Lohrenz) Koslowsky in rural Peabody. On Oct. 18, 1959, she was married to Dan Pankratz, who died in 1983.

She is survived by a stepson, Jay Pankratz of Lenexa; two stepdaughters, Donna Bevan of Hutchinson and Elda Bettin of Lyons; two brothers, Pete Koslowsky of Hillsboro and Jake Koslowsky of Newton; two sisters, Lena Toavs of Wolf Point, Mont., and Mary Seibel of Hillsboro; four step-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Campus Crusade for Christ in care of Jost Funeral Home of Hillsboro.

Lola Wheeler

Lola (Hildwein) Wheeler, 98, homemaker, died Sept. 29 at St. Luke Living Center in Marion.

The service was held Oct. 3 at Marion Christian Church with pastor Carl Helm officiating. Burial was at Marion Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 27, 1907, to Louis and Lenore Reed Hildwein in Brown County. On June 28, 1932, she was married to David E. Wheeler, who died in 1988.

She is survived by two daughters, Lenore Dieter of Marion and Lou Wheeler of Denver, Colo.; three grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Memorials have been established with Marion Christian Church and St. Luke Living Center in care of Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.

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